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The Damnation of Adam Blessing

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
AKA Marijane Meaker, M. E. Kerr and Ann Aldrich.
Mass Market Paperback
Published 1961 by Fawcett Gold Medal
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S. Zahler
Excellent writing and fascinating characterization detail the sad and humorous story of Adam Blessing.

This book is written by Vin Packer (whose real name is Marijane Meaker), and it is an engaging, funny and uncomfortable reading experience that I'd rank alongside the best noir pieces by my other favorite crime novelists---David Goodis, Charles Willeford, and Jim Thompson---though this is certainly less plot oriented and even more character driven than their books. It also brings to mind Fellini
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Marijane Meaker (born May 27, 1927) is an American novelist and short story writer in several genres using different pen names. From 1952 to 1969 she wrote twenty mystery and crime novels as Vin Packer, including Spring Fire which is credited with launching the genre of lesbian pulp fiction (although few of Packer's books address homosexuality or feature gay characters). Using her own observations ...more
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